Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School by Frank Richards. Published by Charles Skilton September (Reprinted , and ). Illustrated by. It was only when I came to think about this idea of a book of a lifetime that I remembered Billy Bunter and how he has quietly stayed with me. At a time when young children were enthralled by Andy Pandy, their older siblings were tucking into the adventures of Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School.

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Some audio-only recordings also exist, in private hands.

Edit Cast Series cast summary: John Melford as Mr. Basically a one-dimensional re-tread of a three-dimensional Richards story – Schlol gets fed up at school and temporarily swaps places with his identical cousin Wally who’s been staying nearby. He was not well dressed — he wore a ragged coat too large for him, shabby trousers to small for him, a battered bowler hat that only a very impecunious tramp would have picked up of a rubbish-heap, and a blue-spotted neck cloth.

Jonah Barrington, radio critic of the Sunday Chronicle provided the doubled-edged observation that Bunter was the greatest TV character since Muffin the Mule. To some extent this was necessarily curtailed greyfriarx the books, but, despite this, the stories still retained most of their inimitable appeal.

For the novel of the same name, see Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School novel. What is unrealistic about these books though is that the boys never grow up. A much simplified re-tread of a favourite Magnet tale fromwhere Bunter is snooping treacle in the middle of the night, in the dark bumps into the Fifth form master Mr. Over all these books are a terrific read that keeps you laughing throughout.


As with The Grumbleweeds, Benny Hill and Jimmy Edwards there isn’t much left if you take away that which might cause offence. The addictive magic; the appeal of Frank Richards does not, any more than that of Chesterton, or Conan-Doyle, rely on novel or complex plots.

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School (novel) – Wikipedia

Prout thinks that his obtuse and sometimes violent pupil, Coker, has committed the dastardly deed and has him marked for expulsion from Greyfriars Refresh and try again. Unlike say William by Richmal Crompton, there would be very few people who would be aware of the character who was very popular in his times. This one has young David Hemmings miscast as a stuttering bespectacled George Potter and young Michael Crawford miscast as an unusually silent Johnny Bull, these two and everyone else revolving like admiring satellites around well cast thirty-something Campion as Bunter.

Published by Charles Skilton September Reprintedand This edition is co-written by someone which doesn’t help at all. The search for a suitable actor received wide newspaper coverage, with the Daily Mirror covering the auditions both on its front page and in columnist Ian Mackey’s ‘diary’.

With the result that now hardly anyone under 50 years old has even heard of Billy Bunter. Title Transmission date Repeated 1 The Siege But I enjoy going back to read these as such an easy read and funny times had by all the characters of the gang.


Instead of sending Mr Bunter a very bad report on his son, Quelch is able to give a very good one.

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School by Frank Richards

See through all of this for what it is and enjoy the antics of the ‘fat owl wchool the remove’. Keith Cornell rated it really liked it Sep 07, Go back to a time when it was alright to make fun of fat bespectacled children – vreyfriars as these activities are and I’m very glad that I never did – this is an enjoyable childrens’ book of a time when public schools were full of irritating snobs and stereotypes.

I just love watching the plays, and wish they would go on for ever. Hamilton also wrote all of the scripts for the television show.

That way each book in the series is a complete standalone of sorts. Views Read Edit View history.

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School

The format of the books was slightly different of course. In this case, the voice of Mr. Alejandro Teruel rated it liked it Sep bill, Aditi rated it really liked it Mar 10,